Why do we hate Putin more than Islamic terrorists?
Sen. John McCain took an incredible trip to Kiev earlier this year, and before a mob that included neo-Nazis, he called for the ouster of the democratically elected government of Ukraine. He was not alone, as members of the Obama administration also moved to replace the elected government of that nation. With the help and encouragement of Western powers, eventually the elected government was replaced by those representing the mobs.
|John McCain with Ukrainian neo-Nazi Oleh Tiahnybok|
CNN in the U.S. was silent about this, but a CNN International report stated:
“The leader of Svoboda (or ‘Freedom’), Oleh Tyahnybok, is on record saying that Kiev is governed by ‘a Jewish-Russian mafia’ and has said Ukrainians bravely fought Muscovites, Germans, Jews ‘and other scum’ in World War II.
“This unsavory constituency, including the ‘ultra’ Right Sector movement, manned the barricades in the Kiev uprising, providing ‘security’ to the mainstream political opposition leaders and matching the pro-government forces in violent tactics that led to the dozens of dead in and around the Maidan.
“These rightist-nationalist forces were in large part responsible for the collapse of the agreement signed in February that called for early parliamentary and presidential elections and a return to the 2004 Ukrainian constitution, which harks back to the ‘Orange Revolution’ that brought a pro-West government to power in Ukraine.”
A free democratic nation such as the United States should not be in the business of supporting mobs bent on overthrowing the elected leaders of a nation regardless of how distasteful that government may be to us. There are now NO elected officials in charge at any level in Ukraine, and both the Democrats and the Republicans are praising this fact! Secretary of State John Kerry even went to Kiev to lay flowers at a memorial to the mob that overthrew the government. The self-declared prime minister of Ukraine, whom President Obama has declared the “legitimate” ruler of that nation, visited the White House this week.
Meanwhile President Vladimir Putin of Russia is cast as an evil villain and blood-thirsty madman by the American media and politicians of both parties. Often, to demonize him they point out that he was once head of the old KGB (note that our own President George H.W. Bush once headed the CIA). In reality, Putin actually presided over the dismantling and reform of the old KGB.
Putin may be no Easter bunny, but he is a far better man and a far better human being than the fascist monarchs the United States supports in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Let’s remember that we are arming and supporting Islamic nations that stone people to death, have zero human rights and hold no elections at all, such as Saudi Arabia.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is an insult to all of humanity, yet Barack Obama bowed to him on a visit to that nation. But in Ukraine, with the support of Republicans, Obama has sent two Air Force Groups and naval missile cruisers to the Baltics to threaten Christian Russia. Obama’s warning to Putin basically is this: “Don’t you dare interfere with the mobs that overthrew the elected government of Ukraine.” I have seen a lot here in Washington, but this is really nuts.
The attacks on Russia and Putin began before the Olympic Games in Sochi and have escalated over the issue of Ukraine. I was actually ashamed of conservative outlets such as Fox News that salivated over one overrunning toilet that was found by an Associated Press photographer at the Sochi games. (Apparently, no toilet has ever overflowed in Western Europe or the United States.)
Why do President Obama and the Western media have such hatred for Russia? What is all the Russia bashing really about?
In Russia the clergy are allowed to enter the schools to give instruction in the Bible. Prayer is allowed in the public schools in Russia, as well. It is against the law to sell or give pornographic literature to anyone under the age of 18. Marriage in Russia is allowed only between one man and one woman.
Last year President Putin signed a law outlawing advertisements for abortion. In 2011 Russia passed a law requiring health warnings to women before getting an abortion, and now the Duma is considering outlawing abortions completely unless the mother is in immediate danger of death. (In the old Soviet Union, abortion was the primary means of birth control).
There is no complicated tax code in Russia; they have the kind of flat tax the Republicans have pushed in the U.S. for years. In Russia everyone pays the 13 percent income tax regardless of how much they earn. The year after this flat tax was instituted in 2001, the Russian economy took off like a rocket and tax revenues increased as well. Russia is not a communist country any longer. Russia has as many or maybe even more millionaires than the United States. There is free enterprise; anyone can start a business, and many people do.
In the Russian Army the chaplains are allowed to preach the Gospel and pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Homosexual behavior is not allowed in the Russian military and punishable by court martial. (The U.S. military just held its first officially approved drag queen contest at the Kadena Air Base.)
Why do Barack Obama and the liberal media hate Russia so much but have such love for nations that are anti-Christian and repressive such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia? Morally and spiritually, Russia today is the nation America was in the 1950s.
William J. Murray is the chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based Religious Freedom Coalition and the author of seven books including "My Life Without God," which chronicles his early life in the home of destructive atheist and Marxist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair. Having lived the Marxist and the Ayn Rand lifestyle, he has a unique perspective on religion and politics.
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